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Wild Mob & Murri School help protect Moreton Bay’s turtles and dolphins

Wild Mob and Indigenous students from the Murri School in Brisbane teamed up on Stradbroke Island early this week to help protect turtles, seabirds and other wildlife in Moreton Bay from marine debris.

Hundreds of marine turtles die in Moreton Bay each year, and up to 40 per cent of these are strangled, drowned or starved to death after ingesting or being caught in rubbish and household debris.

Students from the Aboriginal the Torres Strait Islander Independent Community School did a great job on Stradbroke Island cleaning up the beaches and conducting marine debris surveys, which will be accredited to their science curriculum.

Hundreds of pieces of plastic weighing in a total of 40 Kilos was removed from the beaches, as well as metres of fishing rope and numerous pieces of rubber, metal and cloth items.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for the Murri School to deliver on its educational objectives in a fun and practical way, while also helping to protect threatened marine life in Moreton Bay,” said Wild Mob spokesperson Lydia Gibson.

Wild Mob wishes to thank Healthy Waterways and the Australian Marine Conservation Society for their support to make this vital work happen.

Brisbane's Murri School students clean up Stradbroke Island.

Brisbane's Murri School students clean up Stradbroke Island.

Brisbane's Murri School students clean up Stradbroke Island.

 

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